Best TV episodes of 2006

by VlVlVl | created - 29 Dec 2012 | updated - 13 Mar 2013 | Public

Episodes aired in 2006 that I have rated at least 8/10.

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1. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: Live Together, Die Alone (2006)

TV-14 | 87 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

After discovering a sailboat just offshore containing former hatch oversee Desmond, Jack and Sayid come up with a plan to confront "The Others" and hopefully get Walt back. Meanwhile, Eko and Locke come to blows as Locke makes a potentially cataclysmic decision regarding the "button" and the hatch.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin, Matthew Fox

Votes: 5,296

9+/10.

Season 2, Episode 23.

Mr. Eko: Do not tell me what I can't do! Desmond: I think I crashed your plane. Desmond: I love you, Penny. Penelope: All we really need to survive is one person who truly loves us. And you have her. I will wait for you always. I love you.

2. The Lost Room (2006)
Episode: The Comb and the Box (2006)

TV-14 | 90 min | Action, Fantasy, Mystery

Joe Miller is on the run after being framed for his partner's murder. He joins forces with Legion member Jennifer Bloom to find the Object that will help find his daughter, Anna. Along the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael W. Watkins | Stars: Peter Krause, Julianna Margulies, Peter Jacobson, Dennis Christopher

Votes: 333

9/10.

Jennifer: Just don't break my heart.

3. The Lost Room (2006)
Episode: The Eye and the Prime Object (2006)

TV-G | 90 min | Action, Fantasy, Mystery

In final, climactic night of The Lost Room, Joe uses all his resources and alliances in his quest to find the Prime Object and save his daughter. Kreutzfeld, Jennifer, Wally and the Weasel ... See full summary »

Director: Craig R. Baxley | Stars: Peter Krause, Julianna Margulies, Peter Jacobson, Dennis Christopher

Votes: 333

9/10.

Eddie McCleister: There's a price for everything.

4. Dexter (2006–2013)
Episode: Born Free (2006)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Dexter races against the clock to find Debra when she is abducted by Rudy, the Ice Truck Killer, which leads the two psychopathic killers to have a fateful showdown, and who finally reveals his connection to Dexter.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King

Votes: 6,355

9/10.

Season 1, Episode 12.

Dexter: Yeah, they see me. I'm one of them... In their darkest dreams. Doakes: Surprise mother*****r.

5. Justice League Unlimited (2004–2006)
Episode: Destroyer (2006)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The resurrected Darkseid leads his force on an all-out attack on Earth in revenge against Superman and the Justice League and the Legion of Doom must join forces to stop him.

Director: Joaquim Dos Santos | Stars: Kevin Conroy, George Newbern, Susan Eisenberg, Michael Rosenbaum

Votes: 452

9/10.

Season 5, Episode 13.

6. Prison Break (2005–2017)
Episode: Go (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The team start the escape from the hole in Scofield's cell.

Director: Dean White | Stars: Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Robin Tunney, Amaury Nolasco

Votes: 3,849

-9/10.

Season 1, Episode 21.

7. Justice League Unlimited (2004–2006)
Episode: Alive! (2006)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

When Lex Luthor sends the Hall of Doom into outer space to find the remains of Brainiac, Grodd breaks free of his prison to lead a mutiny.

Director: Dan Riba | Stars: Clancy Brown, Powers Boothe, Juliet Landau, Michael Ironside

Votes: 275

-9/10.

Season 5, Episode 12.

8. Supernatural (2005– )
Episode: Faith (2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

After Dean is fatally injured on a case, Sam thinks he's found a cure in a preacher who performs miracles. However, after they discover that these miracles are not as 'holy' as advertised, ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Kroeker | Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Julie Benz, Rebecca Jenkins

Votes: 3,763

8+/10.

Season 1, Episode 12.

9. House M.D. (2004–2012)
Episode: Euphoria: Part 2 (2006)

TV-PG | 43 min | Drama, Mystery

House tries radical procedures to save Foreman's life. Foreman's father visits.

Director: Deran Sarafian | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 2,468

8+/10.

Season 2, Episode 21.

House: Who died and made you boss ? House: You should call Jack Bauer.

10. Dexter (2006–2013)
Episode: Truth Be Told (2006)

TV-MA | 54 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The Ice Truck Killer strikes again, leaving a bloody scene before Christmas at a holiday-themed park.

Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King

Votes: 4,037

8+/10.

Season 1, Episode 11.

11. The Lost Room (2006)
Episode: The Key and the Clock (2006)

TV-G | 90 min | Action, Fantasy, Mystery

Detective Joe Miller finds himself on a case involving two men that are found burned to death in a pawn shop, apparently involving a mysterious key and a deal gone bad. After receiving the ... See full summary »

Director: Craig R. Baxley | Stars: Peter Krause, Julianna Margulies, Peter Jacobson, Dennis Christopher

Votes: 389

8+/10.

Joe: It shoots bullets. Really fast.

12. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Drumroll, Please (2006)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

Robin is emotionally torn when Ted meets an exciting new woman, Victoria, at the wedding. Afterward, though, he doesn't know how to contact her.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 2,797

8+/10.

Season 1, Episode 13.

*Michael Buble - You Don't Know Me*

13. Prison Break (2005–2017)
Episode: Tonight (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Westmoreland uses Bellick to plug a hole in the escape plan, which forces Michael to move up the breakout timetable. A fearful Tweener pledges his loyalty to Michael and in return may get ... See full summary »

Director: Bobby Roth | Stars: Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Robin Tunney, Amaury Nolasco

Votes: 2,756

8+/10.

Season 1, Episode 20.

14. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: The Long Con (2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Survivors fear that "The Others" may have returned when Sun is injured during a failed kidnapping attempt. Meanwhile, Sawyer is an amused, but highly interested, bystander when tension escalates between Jack, Locke, Kate and Ana Lucia over control of the hatch computer, and the storage of the weapons.

Director: Roxann Dawson | Stars: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin, Matthew Fox

Votes: 3,342

8/10.

Season 2, Episode 13.

Sawyer: A tiger can't change his stripes. Sawyer: There's a new sheriff in town boys!

15. House M.D. (2004–2012)
Episode: Need to Know (2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

House and the team must determine what is causing an increasingly deceitful patient's muscle flailing. Stacy makes a decision, and Cameron avoids a test.

Director: David Semel | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 1,605

8/10.

Season 2, Episode 11.

House: I can hear you caring. House: Knowing is always better than not knowing. Wilson: Being miserable doesn't make you better than anybody else, House. It just makes you miserable.

16. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: The 23rd Psalm (2006)

TV-14 | 43 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Claire loses faith in Charlie after Eko questions him about the Virgin Mary statues.

Director: Matt Earl Beesley | Stars: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin, Matthew Fox

Votes: 3,478

8/10.

Season 2, Episode 10.

17. House M.D. (2004–2012)
Episode: All In (2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

On a class field trip, a teacher discovers that her six-year-old student, Ian, is bleeding profusely. Dr. House thinks Ian has the same unknown disease that killed an elderly patient of his years ago.

Director: Fred Gerber | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 2,032

8/10.

Season 2, Episode 17.

House: The aces were hiding all along.

18. Dexter (2006–2013)
Episode: Seeing Red (2006)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When the Ice Truck Killer leaves a horribly bloody crime scene at a hotel, Dexter digs deeper into his past.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King

Votes: 3,990

8/10.

Season 1, Episode 10.

19. House M.D. (2004–2012)
Episode: No Reason (2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

An old patient of House comes back and seeks revenge upon him in the form of gunshot.

Director: David Shore | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 3,478

8/10.

Season 2, Episode 24.

House: If I enjoy hating life I don't hate life, I enjoy it.

20. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Come On (2006)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

Ted makes a final attempt to win Robin's heart. Marshall and Lily's relationship is in jeopardy.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 2,866

8/10.

Season 1, Episode 22.

21. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: Every Man for Himself (2006)

TV-14 | 43 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Others perform a sadistic medical procedure on Sawyer in order to prevent him from causing any more mischief.

Director: Stephen Williams | Stars: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Naveen Andrews, Henry Ian Cusick, Emilie de Ravin

Votes: 3,342

8/10.

Season 3, Episode 4.

22. Dexter (2006–2013)
Episode: Love American Style (2006)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Debra and the rest of the squad start to make headway when one of the Ice Truck Killer victims is found alive. Meanwhile, Dexter gets in over-his-head trouble when he begins stalking a murderous human-trafficker.

Director: Robert Lieberman | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King

Votes: 3,690

8/10.

Season 1, Episode 5.

Dexter: It always comes to this, once sex is introduced. Small talk no longer cuts it. Angel: Don't go down that emotional road, just go down on her.

23. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Slap Bet (2006)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

The gang discovers that Robin's been hiding a huge secret, but they have no idea what it is. Marshall thinks she is married, and Barney thinks she was a porn star.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 4,687

8/10.

Season 2, Episode 9.

24. House M.D. (2004–2012)
Episode: Meaning (2006)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Mystery

Richard, a husband and father living with brain cancer, drives his wheelchair into a pool at a family BBQ. Everyone but his son think that it was suicide from the pain but House will stop at nothing to figure out his true ailment.

Director: Deran Sarafian | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 2,101

8/10.

Season 3, Episode 1.

Wilson: Just because he was right doesn't mean he wasn't wrong.

*The Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want*

25. Supernatural (2005– )
Episode: Something Wicked (2006)

TV-14 | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Dean gets a second chance to right a wrong from his past when the brothers get a mysterious tip from their father about a case they'd worked years ago, but left unfinished after Sam was nearly killed by the creature.

Director: Whitney Ransick | Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Colby Paul

Votes: 3,239

8/10.

Season 1, Episode 18.

26. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: ? (2006)

TV-14 | 46 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Mr. Eko enlists Locke to help find a secret location he believes houses answers to the island's mysteries. Meanwhile, Jack, Sawyer, and Kate struggle to cope with the horrific situation in the hatch following the escape of "Other" Henry Gale, and of the shooting deaths of Ana-Lucia and Libby, unaware that it was Michael who is responsible.

Director: Deran Sarafian | Stars: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin, Matthew Fox

Votes: 3,487

8/10.

Season 2, Episode 21.

27. House M.D. (2004–2012)
Episode: Lines in the Sand (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery

A ten-year-old boy begins screaming in pain, but nobody knows why, because he is autistic and cannot explain. House refuses to use his office because it has new carpet.

Director: Newton Thomas Sigel | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 2,134

8/10.

Season 3, Episode 4.

House: You can't stop our love! Wilson: Unless you wanna make out?

28. House M.D. (2004–2012)
Episode: Finding Judas (2006)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Mystery

While a little girl's life and limbs are in jeopardy, Tritter becomes more manipulative and House suffers withdrawal.

Director: Deran Sarafian | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 1,570

8/10.

Season 3, Episode 9.

House: It's never Lupus.

29. Dexter (2006–2013)
Episode: Shrink Wrap (2006)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An unexplained suicide of a wealthy and powerful woman leads Dexter to suspect that her psychologist, Dr. Emmett Meridian, may have killed her.

Director: Tony Goldwyn | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King

Votes: 3,862

8/10.

Season 1, Episode 8.

30. Prison Break (2005–2017)
Episode: Brother's Keeper (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Flashbacks provide exposition on how the inmates arrived at Fox River Penitentiary from The Company's framing of Lincoln to the creation of Michael's plan to save his brother's life.

Director: Greg Yaitanes | Stars: Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Robin Tunney, Amaury Nolasco

Votes: 2,566

8/10.

Season 1, Episode 16.

Michael: You know what I want? To not have to be the older brother to my older brother.

31. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: Dave (2006)

TV-PG | 46 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Hurley begins to think the island is affecting him in a very strange way, so Libby attempts to offer him support. Hurley also recalls his past in a mental hospital with his friend Dave. Meanwhile, the prisoner calling himself Henry Gale offers new information about the Hatch, which severely shakes Locke's sense of purpose.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin, Matthew Fox

Votes: 3,355

8/10.

Season 2, Episode 18.

32. Supernatural (2005– )
Episode: Crossroad Blues (2006)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

The people of a small town have been selling their souls to a crossroads demon.

Director: Steve Boyum | Stars: Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, La Monde Byrd, John Lafayette

Votes: 3,032

8/10.

Season 2, Episode 8.

33. House M.D. (2004–2012)
Episode: Skin Deep (2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

The search for the cause of a supermodel's symptoms causes intense feelings among the team, as new facts are revealed. Meanwhile, House experiences increasing pain in his leg.

Director: James Hayman | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 1,860

8/10.

Season 2, Episode 13.

House: Quick, God! Smite the evil witch!

*Ryan Adams - Desire*

34. Supernatural (2005– )
Episode: Devil's Trap (2006)

TV-14 | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Sam and Dean seek help from Bobby Singer, an old family friend in their mission to save their father from Meg. The brothers set a trap for Meg.

Director: Kim Manners | Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Nicki Aycox, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Votes: 3,889

8/10.

Season 1, Episode 22.

35. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Game Night (2006)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

Marshall's game night leads to some startling and very embarrassing revelations.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 3,139

8/10.

Season 1, Episode 15.

36. Justice League Unlimited (2004–2006)
Episode: The Great Brain Robbery (2006)

TV-Y7-FV | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Lex Luthor and the Flash accidentally switch bodies.

Director: Dan Riba | Stars: Clancy Brown, Michael Rosenbaum, Phil LaMarr, Powers Boothe

Votes: 304

8/10.

Season 5, Episode 8.

37. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: The Wedding (2006)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

Ted's romantic hopes are dashed when he invites Robin to a fancy wedding, only to discover that the bride-to-be won't allow him to bring a date.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 2,468

8/10.

Season 1, Episode 12.

Marshall: If it's the right person, then it's easy. Looking at that girl and knowing she's all you really want out of life, that should be the easiest thing in the world.

38. Death Note (2006–2007)
Episode: Taiketsu (2006)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

While the world's criminals continue to drop dead, L meets by computer with representatives from various nations. He requests that a task force be set up in Japan.

Directors: Tetsurô Araki, Tomohiko Itô | Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Kappei Yamaguchi, Naoya Uchida, Ai Satô

Votes: 1,832

8/10.

Episode 2.

39. Prison Break (2005–2017)
Episode: Flight (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

As the escape continues, lives are lost and Pope and Bellick do everything in their power to capture the convicts.

Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Robin Tunney, Amaury Nolasco

Votes: 3,564

8/10.

Season 1, Episode 22.

40. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: Lockdown (2006)

TV-PG | 43 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

When the hatch suddenly takes on a life of its own, Locke is trapped alone in the bunker and is forced to enlist the help of an unlikely ally: the captive Henry Gale to try to free him. Meanwhile, Jack faces off against Sawyer in a series of card games for supplies. Also, Ana Lucia, Sayid and Charlie find out the truth about Henry in the jungle.

Director: Stephen Williams | Stars: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin, Matthew Fox

Votes: 3,568

8/10.

Season 2, Episode 17.

41. House M.D. (2004–2012)
Episode: Clueless (2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

House must diagnose a man who became sick and experienced difficulty breathing during sex-play but all tests keep returning normal. Wilson experiences close-up what living with House is like. Clinic case: Herpes

Director: Deran Sarafian | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 1,599

8/10.

Season 2, Episode 15.

Cameron: Ignorance is bliss.

42. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Swarley (2006)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

The guys tell Marshall to stay away from his new date because she has "crazy eyes," but she couldn't be any crazier than Lily after she learns that Marshall's going out on his first new date.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 3,162

8/10.

Season 2, Episode 7.

43. Prison Break (2005–2017)
Episode: The Killing Box (2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

In Kansas T-Bag assaults and presumably kills a veteran and steals his prosthetic hand. He singles out an employee of the post office named Denise and romances her. In order to locate his ... See full summary »

Director: Bobby Roth | Stars: Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco, Wade Williams

Votes: 2,291

8/10.

Season 2, Episode 13.

T-Bag: Don't be afraid. Teddy's home.

44. Justice League Unlimited (2004–2006)
Episode: Flash and Substance (2006)

TV-Y7-FV | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A day in the life of Wally West aka The Flash. The day includes West at his day job, as a Criminal Lab tech, the dedication of the Flash Museum, and the attacks of four villians.

Stars: Michael Rosenbaum, Kevin Conroy, Ron Perlman, Mark Hamill

Votes: 319

8/10.

Season 5, Episode 5.

45. Death Note (2006–2007)
Episode: Donten (2006)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

Light uses the Death Note to try to get rid of the woman who could get him captured and is shocked when it doesn't work.

Directors: Tetsurô Araki, Tomohiko Itô | Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Kappei Yamaguchi, Naoya Uchida, Ryô Naitô

Votes: 1,537

8/10.

Episode 7.

46. Justice League Unlimited (2004–2006)
Episode: Ancient History (2006)

TV-Y7-FV | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Hawkman returns with Shadow Thief and discovers the true nature of his relationship with Hawkgirl.

Director: Joaquim Dos Santos | Stars: Maria Canals-Barrera, Phil LaMarr, James Remar, Gina Torres

Votes: 263

8/10.

Season 5, Episode 11.



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